I had a question regarding my Arduino project. I want to power an Arduino Pro Mini to make it portable, and I have these components with me at the moment:
-Arduino Pro Mini
-1700 MaH LiPo battery
-MT3608 Boost Converter
I was wondering if it would be safe (for me and the Arduino) if I connected the battery to the charger board to charge it, which then gets connected to a boost converter so I can power it. I am planning to add slide switches in between several components for safety, so that nothing gets damaged.
I am new to electronics, so pardon me if anything I saw now is stupid. The battery I have is a 3.7V Lipo battery, and the manufacturer says that it can supply 850Ma. I know that my project will not draw over 200 MaH (as I believe that is the maximum the Arduino can provide). If the battery can provide 850 milliamps, will that destroy my board? Furthermore, would it be safe to connect the output of the converter set a 5V to the 5V pin of the Arduino, and still connect modules to the pin? I just got my converter, and while testing it with a small battery I had, I found that the converter was set a 5V, would would fluctuate by a hundredth of a volt (at one second, it would be 5.01, then 5.02, then 4.99, then 5 etc.) Would this damage my board?